Weston super Mare: A Beach, Headland and Cafe Walk

This Bristol Channel walk begins half way along the sand and shingle beach of Sand Bay. It’s a peaceful, unspoilt spot with sand dunes and good views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales.

The sand is mostly firm underfoot heading towards the woods of Worlebury Hill, where there’s short steady climb levelling out onto a very enjoyable flat path. This takes you through woodland and the site of an Iron Age hill fort to the tip of the headland where you can look down on the now derelict Birnbeck Pier.

The path descends a short but steep flight of steps to the purlieus of Weston-super-Mare which leads to the impressive Knightstone causeway and onto the beach of Weston-super-Mare itself.

Time has been built in for refreshments on the promenade beside the Grand Pier where there are a cluster of lovely cafes. Your route back weaves up through the historic quarter of the town, giving you a chance to take in the Victorian charm of one of the country’s oldest seaside resorts.

Please bring your own water. Café refreshments not included. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk and near the cafe stop.

How it works:

Buy your ticket in advance: Buy your ticket here in advance – you can buy for friends and family too. We’ll email your tickets plus send you more information closer to the day including what to bring and travel arrangements.

Make your own way to the walk meet point: Many of our walks have good public transport links, but if you’re needing a lift email us at info@letswalkbristol.co.uk and we will pass the message on to other walkers booked onto your walk. If you’re wondering about the health and safety issues surrounding car sharing there’s some helpful information on the Liftshare travel happy website: https://liftshare.com/uk. 

Meet your guide: Your walk guide will be at the meet point to welcome and register you. We have an amazing team of experienced, insured guides who have designed some fabulous walking routes and who will be able to share interesting information with you along the way. They will also have details of any health/medical notes you told us about when you registered.

Nordic walking? This walk is open to both Nordic and regular walkers, so bring your poles and enjoy the day. There won’t be a pre-walk Nordic warm-up so if you’d like to do your own we’d recommend you arrive a bit early. 

Looking after your health and safety: Your health and safety is important to us and we have the following provisions in place on this walk: A requirement for everyone to complete and bring a Covid-19 declaration and waiver in order to participate. A limit on walker numbers to 16 people. A walk assistant to help should anyone in the group need to drop out for any reason. 

Don’t forget to book onto our evening socials for afterwards! 
We’ve two great Evening socials organised so you can meet up with others, continue to enjoy the Festival and experience Bristol’s vibrant culture. Underfall Yard is a working boat yard with a stunning view across the harbour. Toto’s is a trendy wine bar on the harbour front with a great private terrace. There’ll be food, music and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy.

Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Regular
Time: 10 am
Meet: Sand Bay bus terminus car park
Cost: £15

Weston Super Mare Beach and headland Walk
Sand Rd
BS22 9UE